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Business Developer

Veliky Novgorod, Novgorodskaya Oblast’ Business Development Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA Industry is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and is an integrated part of Inter IKEA Group. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries with about 19 000 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

Division Purchase is the global purchase organization in IKEA Industry. We work in 5 Categories (Wood, Boards, Chemicals, Source and Foils, Edges & Paper). This enables us to form professional partnership with other parts of IKEA as well as within IKEA Industry, deliver a stronger price development and to meet increasing demands on sustainability compliance.

We are a diverse group of people working together, sharing the humanistic IKEA values. The values are the foundation of our work. By living them, we form the unique IKEA culture where team spirit and togetherness are key. In a constantly growing IKEA, every individual is taken care of, respected, acknowledged and included. People are themselves, and respecting the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better.

Job description

Most people see a stool.

You see innovative partnerships withSuppliers.

IKEA Industry Group, Purchase Division is looking for a
Business Developer to our Category Wood

To further develop IKEA Supplier Base on global market for Industrial Wood Segment

An exciting challenge for You who want to develop and contribute in 

•        builing and improving supplier performance and supplier relationships through the IKEA          way of doing business, based on a shared business model, trust and transparency

•       professionally challenge suppliers to constantly improve all aspects of supplier                       performance according to supplier action plan

•       new purchase markets development

•       driving the Supplier Development Process

•       development of saving projects, identification of cost reduction opportunities

•       liking the risk management process


We think you will be motivated by this position if You..

  • enjoy working in dynamic and changing business environment with global stakeholders
  • are driven by strong business ethics and enjoy doing business with a holistic view
  • enjoy working in a team where you constantly develop yourself and your colleagues

To be able to succed in the role we think You have

  •  a structured and fact-based approach to business development and have experience from  sourcing development activities on a global level
  • knowledge of value chain principles
  •  knowledge of contract management
  • knowledge of wood based materials
  • fluent skills in English

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Additional information

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Category Manager Frantisek Stopka, +421 910 835 649

We look forward to receive your application in English before August 1, 2019